rhode island wild plant society

Helping to Preserve & Protect
Rhode Island's Native Plants
& Their Habitats

Our Native Plants

  • We provide opportunities to study and enjoy them.

  • We encourage and offer guidance in their cultivation and use.

  • We educate the public on their ecological and aesthetic values.

  • We support land preservation and practices fostering their natural communities.

Call for Applications

Up to $2,000 to aid individuals in the study of wild plants and their habitats. Deadline – 2/28/2018 

Upcoming RIWPS Events

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Wed 17

Beechwood Lecture: Invasives & Sustainable Controls

January 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed 24

Live Webinar: Wild and Wonderful Natives

January 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 06

Live Webinar: Bogs and Fens

February 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Wed 28

Live Webinar: Weaving Texture Into the Garden

February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Recent RIWPS News

RHODE ISLAND WILD PLANT SOCIETY OFFERING GRANT

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society is offering a grant to aid individuals in the study of wild plants and their habitats. To qualify you must be an educator, a member of a Rhode Island botanical or environmental association or a student in a field related to botany or environmental studies.

Annual Appeal

Help us continue our work.

Resources

Find online resources and printed references from organizations that steward native plants, including the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, New England Wild Flower Society,  University of Rhode Island Outreach Center, Among Rhode Island Wild Flowers and, of course, RIWPS .

Grow

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society (RIWPS) has seed starter groups in Exeter, RI (Seed Starters West) and Portsmouth, RI (Seed Starters East). Seed starters cultivate most of the plants at RIWPS plant sales.

Both groups would welcome more members. Dig in the dirt in non-gardening seasons and enjoy constantly learning about native plants! Don’t worry about the drive; many members car pool.

Explore

People of all botanical abilities are welcome at RIWPS events — beginners, experts, amateurs, and professionals. Come to enjoy and learn about wild plants.

Some RIWPS programs, especially the walks and workshops, can only accommodate a limited number of participants, however; so register early.